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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Jan 17 2020

In today's edition, The Daily Dose Editor Jeff Sawyer sits down with local Playwright Lucas Myers to discuss his upcoming show ROOF, and the creative process behind his performances.

As a multi-talented performer with a wide range of theatrical experience, he walks the walk and talks the talk. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria’s Theatre Program and the...

By Contributor On on Monday Jan 06 2020

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society has received some great news.

The Vancouver Foundation has approved a Field of Interest Systems Change Test Grant of $288,600 to Nelson Civic Theatre Society — The Civic Theatre — to partner with Ymir’s Tiny Lights Festival on a three-year project seeks to address the systemic lack of diversity and inclusion in rural arts organizations, performance...

By Jeff Sawyer On on Friday Jan 03 2020

For those of us who knew Jason, he was a man of endless expressions that counted. An idea generator that could move minds. A humanitarian who envisioned only a utopian peaceful planet, and a savvy businessman who was ahead of the times.

Being in the moment is sometimes about seeing yourself sensing, seizing the moment is about living your best life, no matter what the circumstances....

By Bob Hall On on Friday Dec 27 2019

Bass players and drummers are a hot commodity. So much so, the Contemporary Music & Technology Program at Selkirk College is offering up funds to attract these aspiring musicians to study.

The Selkirk College Entrance Scholarship for Bass Players and Drummers provided $1,000 each to four students who entered the music program in September.

“Rhythm is the most important thing...

By Contributor On on Monday Dec 23 2019

In a decade long ago on a continent far, far, away I was joyfully oblivious to all major cultural events. It was 1977 and I was vaguely travelling around Europe. By June more young people were drifting across the ocean, huddling together at hostels, and whispering, “Have you seen it yet?” I soon learned that everyone in North America was flocking to see ‘Star Wars’.

By early September I...

By Sara Golling On on Monday Dec 23 2019

Things to help us feel better are welcome during a season that can be hectic, stressful, demanding – and, for many, isolating and lonely. The demands of holiday entertaining can raise blood pressure levels and jangle nerves. 

Soothing music, designed to be calming and healing, might help, and is guaranteed to cause fewer problems than resorting to the anaesthetizing effects of alcohol,...

By Jeff Sawyer On on Friday Dec 20 2019

Someone who wears many hats is usually defined as multi-faceted, versatile, accomplished, eclectic and most of all diverse.

It’s fair to say that Zan Comerford fits this definition to a tee. Her star shines brightly on the many moons around her, and after recently having had an opportunity to work alongside her, The Daily Dose Editor Jeff Sawyer discovered how...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Dec 18 2019

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is excited to announce that artist and building owner applications for the Nelson International Mural Festival are now being accepted.

NDAC said in a media release the organization is thrilled to be presenting the third annual mural festival in collaboration with the City of Nelson.

Through the festival, NDAC is increasing the cultural...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Dec 13 2019

Nelson native Shawn Morris is an exceptionally gifted photographer who has found a way to turn this photos into art.

Morris confesses he makes art, because he can. But admits he never thought growing up in the Heritage City he would find art as his profession.

The Daily Dose Editor Jeff Sawyer, a long-time friend of Morris, sat down with the local artist to find the...

By Contributor On on Thursday Dec 12 2019

In a recent Parenting column in the Washington Post, writer Mary Petersen wrote, “ There’s a  lot of talk about Mister Rogers these days — and intertwined with all of the current chatter is the implied message that the original “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” series, while loved and appreciated by adults, is part of a bygone era and would never fly with today’s iPad-loving, Fortnite-obsessed...

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